African American Studies 10th Anniversary Presentation: 'The Black Arts Movement in the South'

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Mississippi State University's African American Studies program is celebrating 10 years of service and pride at the state's leading university. As part of the yearlong celebration, the AAS program is sponsoring a presentation by James Smethurst, director of the Graduate Program of African American Studies at UMass Amherst. Smethurst is author of the book "Behold the Land: The Black Arts Movement in the South, 1963-1985." His talk at MSU will focus on the Southern activities of the Black Arts Movement, the African American cultural movement of the 1960s and 70s that was closely connected to the Black Power and the Black Studies movements. While most considerations of Black Arts concentrate on the movement in the West, Midwest and Northeast and such cities as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, nowhere did Black Arts have more grassroots impact and a greater lasting influence than in the South, including Mississippi (birthplace of the Free Southern Theater, one of the first major Black Arts institutions). Click the "Link" below for more information.

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